705 Kar 4:240. School To Careers

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/705/004/240.htm
Published: 2015

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      705 KAR 4:240. School to careers.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 151B.250, 151B.255,

156.160, 158.760, 158.7603

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 151B.250,

151B.255, 156.070, 158.760, 158.7603

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: 1998

Ky. Acts ch. 444, relating to a school to careers system, requires the Kentucky

Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to establish the

request for proposal process, the criteria for grant awards, the

responsibilities of local school districts and consortia seeking matching funds,

the level of funding available, and criteria for evaluating the success of the

programs. This administrative regulation addresses these areas to enable

distribution of School to Careers grants.

 

      Section 1. A local board of education or

consortia of school districts may operate a school to careers system, which may

include school-to-work, tech prep, and high schools that work, as an opportunity

offered to all students attending the public schools.

 

      Section 2. (1) Funds shall be made

available to an eligible local board of education or consortia of school

districts through a request for proposal (RFP) process in which a local board

of education or consortia of school districts agrees to develop, implement, and

evaluate a schools to careers system.

      (2) Eligibility for grant awards shall be

based on the proposals that include a plan to address the following:

      (a) Improvement in student achievement of

math, science, communication, social studies, and technical skills (results

from multiple student assessments, certification and accreditation may be considered);

      (b) Improvement in successful transition

rates (KIRIS or CATS successful transition results may be utilized);

      (c) Reduction in student drop-out rates

(KIRIS or CATS drop-out results may be utilized);

      (d) Reduction in percent of students

requiring remediation at the postsecondary level;

      (e) Percent of students utilizing an

individual graduation plan;

      (f) Percent of students participating in

programs which are utilizing occupational skill standards;

      (g) Percent of students receiving skill

standards certification;

      (h) Percent of students receiving a

career major certificate;

      (i) Percent of students participating in

work-based learning at the elementary, middle, and high school level (utilizing

the School-to-Work Data Collection System);

      (j) Percent of students participating in

articulation agreements with postsecondary institutions;

      (k) Percent of faculty and staff

participating in business and industry externships;

      (l) Number of business, Industry, and

labor participants actively involved in the school to careers initiative; and

      (m) Planned instructional programs to

meet the needs of students with disabilities and other special needs.

      (3) Grant funds may be used to enhance

on-going efforts such as tech prep, school-to-work, and high schools that work

initiatives.

      (4) Each grantee shall be responsible for

a criterion that has not been implemented or that needs to be enhanced as

listed in subsection (2) of this section.

      (5) Criteria listed in subsection (2) of

this section shall be used for annual program evaluation to determine progress

and success.

 

      Section 3. (1) The level of funding

available shall be based on the total funding appropriated by the General

Assembly during each year of the biennium.

      (2) In determining the level of grant

funding, consideration shall be given to the following:

      (a) The need and previous activities;

      (b) The amount of other grant funds which

a school district or consortia of school districts may be receiving from other

school to careers programs including school-to-work, tech prep, and high

schools that work;

      (c) The number of students being served;

and

      (d) The level of proposed implementation

activities. (25 Ky.R. 1284; eff. 1-19-99.)